MOSCOW, February 5 (RAPSI) – The first hearing in a civil court case against Russian nationals Alexander Shadrov and Vladimir Dolgov - who were detained in Libya in 2011 - has been scheduled for February 10, Leonid Frolov, a senior adviser for the Russian Embassy in Tripoli, told RIA Novosti on Wednesday.
The two Russians, along with 19 Ukrainians and three Belarusians, were detained in the fall of 2011 by Libya's National Transitional Council. They were charged with having allegedly participated in the hostilities on the side of the ousted leader, Gaddafi.
On February 4, 2013, the Libyan authorities announced that they had sentenced Shadrov, who was also accused of coordinating the group, to life. The others, including the other Russian, Dolgov, were sentenced to 10 years in prison and correctional labor.
The verdict handed down to Shadrov and Dolgov has been appealed. In August, the sentences handed down to Shadrov and Dolgov were annulled.